More EA Servers Shutting Down on February 8th

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games. The servers will be shut down on February 8th, 2011, leaving you with little over a month to get the remaining online achievements for the affected games.

In a statement on their official website, EA stated:

The EA SPORTS™ games scheduled for shutdown in February 2011 represent roughly 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles. Despite some people's perception, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these older games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games. These decisions to retire games is never easy. The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage.
These are the affected games. Those marked with an asterisk have online achievements: * * *
Fight Night Round 3
Madden NFL 09
NCAA March Madness 08 *
NCAA Basketball 09 * * *
NFL Head Coach 09 * * *
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 *
UEFA EURO 2008 *

Don't forget that the servers for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II will also be closing on January 11th, 2011.

P.S. Happy New Year
Credit for this story goes to flyingmario5404
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.